twelfth cranial nerve


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Noun1.twelfth cranial nerve - supplies intrinsic muscles of the tongue and other tongue musclestwelfth cranial nerve - supplies intrinsic muscles of the tongue and other tongue muscles
cranial nerve - any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
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The hypoglossal nerve is the twelfth cranial nerve, and is a pure motor nerve that is involved in the movements of the tongue and infrahyoid muscles.
The hypoglossal nerve is the twelfth cranial nerve that is located along the side of the neck and leads to the tongue.